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on thanksgiving day. president obama called members of the armed forces to thank them for their service and wish them for a happy thanks living. >> we give thanks to the freedom we defend. the freedom to say what we want. >> the president celebrated a low key thanksgiving with his family at the white house. many of his predecessors have gone to camp david during the holidays. >> 45,000 americans serving in afghanistan enjoyed a traditional thanksgiving dinner. the pend gone says they were served 75,000 pounds of turkey, 50,000 of beef, 29,000 of sweet potato and 20,000 pounds of pie. hundreds of volunteers kept a tight grip on the terthed rope during the macy's parade, controlling the huge inflated characters and the 29 miles per hour windgust. >> al jazeera's jason garrett was there. >> macey's staff called them their gentle giants. 16 huge balloons flying through the canyons of new york, making it through the skye scrapers, as traditional as having the whole family over for a roast dinner. the 87th macy's parade almost didn't happen as planned, a messy storm slamming the midwest passed over le
is complete. >> bisi onaliri. thank you. president obama spoke in san francisco today about the country's immigration laws. he arts republicans in congress to stop standing in the way of reform and talked about a billus to stop standing in the way of reform and talked about a bill and talks about the future. >> it addresses the key issues that need to be addressed. it would strengthen our borders. it would level the playing field by holding employers account albuquerque. it would modernize our system so we eliminate family visas and make it easier to attract highly skilled entrepreneurs from beyond our borders. it would make sure everybody plays by the same rules by providing pathway to earned citizenship for those living in the shadows. >> joining me to discuss president obama's immigration policies is sun min kim. good to have you on the program? >> thank you for having me. >> pleasure, pleasure. did you hear anything from the president today that you hadn't heard before until the hecklers decided they had heard enough? >> there is not a lot of news that president obama can make these
on this throughout the evening. >> thank you. president obama is calling on house republicans to stop standing in the way of immigration reform. he told a san francisco audience that the reform measure approved in the senate would strengthen boarders and offer path to citizenship. >> republicans say they're hesitant to do it in one large piece. it's thanksgiving, we'll carve that bird in all different pieces. we'll start working on the core valley that everyone has been talking about so long. nobody is worried about the procedure. they just want the respect. >> moments later the president's speech was interrupted demanding that he put a stop to deportations. [ chanting stop deportation . ] >> obama: these guys don't need to go. let me finish. he can stay there. [applause] hold on. hold on a second. so i respect the passion of these young people. because they feel deeply about the concerns fou for their fami. >> the president said shouting is easy, but he would rather use the nation's democratic process to achieve the same goals those demonstrators want to achieve. now for what could be a major
to start the day tomorrow. dell? >> dave warren thank you very much. >>> it is time for the annual presidential turkey pardon, but this year president obama says he is going to pardon twoing birds, but only one can be the national thanksgiving turkey, and you get to vote. thanks for watching al jazeera america. i'm del walters "the stream" is next. and take a look at this, those are plains in the air. >> hi, i'm lisa fletcher, and you're in "the stream." if you buy avocados, chances are our supporting a mexican drug cartel. how one of america's favorite fruits is green gold for organized crime. our digital producer, raj is here, and nobody wants to support a criminal exercise, but most of the avocados we buy from mexico do just that. >> people love their guacamole.
is destroyed because of revelation of sex scandal is that bad luck or inaction? >> julian, thanks for coming on, we appreciate it. >>> the obama administration's new health insurance law known as the foocialt i affordable cas taking another insurance hit, the online registrations will not be ready as planned. small groups of employees will still be able to sign up for the new exchanges immediately, but through traditional means like insurance agents. much, much -- mike viqueria has the latest. >> david, it is a log on the fire of the anger and frustration that many people are feeling as a result of even what administration officials have conceded is a disaster and a debacle. a one year delay, if you own a small business david you are no way compelled or required to offer employee-sponsored health insurance. but many small businesses want to do that, and this website was designed to help them do that the many, and there are tax consideration also involved if a small business owner wants to move forward and offer that insurance. and what has happened now? as a result of many of the problems they
not repeating the mistakes of the past. >>> and that is it in the news hour team for now. thanks for watching. ♪ land . >>> offline - healthcare.gov is taken down again as the obama administration works furiously to get it up and running. territorial dispute. china flexes its military muscle in the u.s. in a disagreement over air space. war crimes confession - an 85-year-old american veteran being detained in north korea is forced to apologise. >> the long walk to freedom. nelson mandela's fight for freedom in south africa comes to
. dozens received holiday phone calls from the commander-in-chief, president obama dialled members and thanks for service and wishing them a happy thanksgiving. >> give thanks for the freedom they defend and think what we want and say what we think and worship according to our own beliefs. >> reporter: the president celebrated a low-key thanksgiving with his family at the white house. that is a break for many of his predecessors who spent the holiday at camp david. in pakistan a change of command, a powerful military chief passes the baton to his successor as the country struggles to contain militants and struggling to make a living as kids, children who escaped the war in syria facing new dangers on the streets of lebanon. and the eve of world aids day, looking at the funding and research giving hopes to millions of people live with the disease around the world. >> they are trying to get a w and tactics have come into question recently and will show you why in sports. >> reporter: a live look at the toys "r" us square in time square, look at that line as people wait for bargains
night we should point out the same officials say president obama will be calling prime minister netanyahu to hash all of this out today. richelle? >> it's going to be quite a conversation >> reporter: they all are. >> all right, mike viqueira live at the whitehouse. mike, thank you so much? >> all right. >> and action was, the spiritual leader they have responded positively to the deal. grunted powers have recognized iran's nuclear rights the islamic republic of iran enjoys this right and this right has been granted to all of the signatories. >> some iranians, however, say they had hoped for greater sanction relief. al jazeera zohira lenny. >> most iranians are unhappy about this deal in terms of what we are getting, sanctions reef leave is limited. it's just the first step they will offer somewhere around $7,000,000,000 in frozen iranian assets. they have around $100,000,000,000 and has lost around $80,000,000,000. this is from 2012 just in oil revenue. this $7,000,000,000 is a very, very small amount of money and small change according to iranians. the president is happy. the
, that tornado missed the church by 50 yards, so the church has reason to be thankful. 1,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. there is help on the way. president obama pledged federal disaster aid for 13 counties in south or central illinois. they are not being forgotten. aid includes low-cost loans for housing renovation to get them on their feet and going here in washington. andy roesgen live from washington illinois. thank you very much. >> we'll have more on the holidays in a moment. first we want to look at the day's other top stories, we begin in egypt where these are the images leaving some speechless. 14 women and girls in white in a cage in a cairo courtroom. they have been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. among them seven minors going to gaol. they were convicted under a law banning demonstrations without government permission. hoda abdel-hamid has more. >> there was an uproar across the board. people were angered seeing this 14 girls standing in that gaming in the court, and being treated as if they were high criminals. now, these girls do belong to a group called the 7am m
church. thank you for being on the program. >> it's been an honour. >> in the midst of the barack obama minister efforts to pass immigration reforms supporters note 300,000 undocumented mexican immigrants are deported from the united states every year. some are u.s. citizens children, born in america, forced to leave when their parents are deported. jennifer london has their story from across the border in tig -- tijuana. >> along a rutted road. you'll find a secondary school in eastern tijuana mexico. for 13-year-old emily, who used to live in burbank california, her new school is as strange as the country she calls home. >> i like it way more over there. it's prettier, i have friends. i had my whole life over there >> so did 13-year-old stephanie, who used to live in southern california. >> i didn't talk to nobody. i didn't no much about it. >> both girls are u.s. citizens, forced to leave their homeland when their parents were deported back to mexico. there were 5,000 u.s.-born kids living throughout the mexican state of baja, california. we mette ana and ysidro who were born in mexi
degrees, partly cloudy. many places on the coast are looking just fine. >> thank you. it is the annual presidential turkey pardon, but with a bit of a twist. president obama pardoned two birds, caramel and popcorn. but only one gets to be the national thanksgiving turkey. and this year americans got to vote, and the winner is popcorn. carmel, we understand took it's loss in noble stride, as did the president in this important event. >> the office of the presidency, the most powerful position in the world brings with it many awesome and somber responsibilities, this is not one of them. generally thinking thanksgiving is a bad day to be a turkey, especially in a house with two dogs. >> in new york plans for tomorrow's macy thanksgiving day parade up in the air. windy weather could ground 16 of those giant balloons. john st. erret has been tracking for us. john in the moment as we speak right now with everything on track for tomorrow? >> yes, oh, nice of you to ask, tony. it's not pouring with rain, raining cats and dogs along with this giant snoopy and his friend who is up there that you
tomlin. >> thanks. next on al jazeera america, struggling to make a living as they escape their native land syria. and look how closely the obama administration is or isn't to fixes healthcare.gov . power power of the people until we restore of the people until we restore our freedoms a >> welcome to al jazeera america and here are your top stories. americans vying for great gifts, but this year's rush was uneventful with smaller crowds with many shopping online. >>> more protesting in egypt. police fire tear gas and water canons. 70 people have been arrested. protesters are fighting back against a new law restrict public gatherings. the government said it is needed to impose order. >>> the healthcare.gov will be ready november 30th. >> reporter: many have banished the affordable care act. john boehner continued his criticism saying the president bit off more than he could chew with his healthcare law. with all of the problems, democrats are having a hard time defending it. >> the disappointment we'll have to get past it because the overall project is too important to allow ourselves
other reason that israel is so upset is that obama had secret talks in oman. obama did not tell israel about that and presented this deal as a done deal and that is one reason that not netanyahu has reacted so strongly. >> thanks so much, nick. >> today was the first day of trading after a deal was reached to curb iran's nuclear program. the stocks were up. the do dow is up 7 points today. it was up 40 points at one point during the day but lost ground as the day wore on. joining me from washington, d.c. it's patricia dejeniro good to see you, patricia. >> what do you in general think of the deal and the to and fr. froing of the deal and the other parts of the world namely israel. >> i think the deal was a break through it's high time we took time to get milestones in place and get some movement here. this is it a international deal most international players understand the stakese stakes ad here. it's better to have movement forward and to get iran to a place under which the guidelines of the non-pro life yaitio non-n agreement is basically structured and this deal gets them back to a
to be thankful for here and abroad. >> the freedoms to think what we want and say what we think, to worship according to our own beliefs. >> obama talked to ten service members this afternoon, wechg them a happy thanksgiving. the first family is enjoying a low key holiday, surrounded by close friends and family. >>> the seasonal sales, some even starting today. jennifer glasse is live in new york at macy's flagship store. it is one of a handful of retailers open today. jennifer open today on thanks for the first time ever, right? >> that's right. for the first time in macy's 155-year history it's broken with tradition and opened its doors on thanksgiving day. it happened just a few minutes ago. and hundreds of shoppers poured in. we spoke to some of them, a lot of foreigners visiting from out of town, brazil, other places, it didn't matter to them that it was thanksgiving, but others in new york, said they didn't have anything better to do, some traveled here just to shop at macy's. macy's not the only retailer breaking with tradition, kohl's opening on thanksgiving as well as j.c. penney a
tweeted this at 1:48 a.m. tony. >> good stuff. thank you. we'll tweet later from that airport and see how it goes. >>> it's the annual presidential turkey pardon but this year there was a twist. president obama pardoned two birds, but only one gets to be the national thanksgiving turkey, and the winner is popcorn. seen here. but carmel, we understand, took his loss in noble stride as did the president with this important event. >> the office of the presidency, the most powerful position in the world brings with it many awesome and solemn responsibilities. this is not one of them. generally speaking, thanksgiving is a bad day to be a turkey. especially at a house with two dogs. >> the white house says vice president joe biden will work to ease tensions between japan and china. frictions between japan and china have been rising over disputed islands in the sea. the islands are claimed by both countries. vice president bide someone scheduled to visit china, japan, and south korea next week. >>> another set back for the affordable care act. the white house said it will wait until late next ye
for black friday. 11% say they plan to go shopping tomorrow. >> our financial journalist nicole lapin. thank you for being on the program. >> it's a white house holiday ritual beginning with abraham lincoln at the behest of son tad. the turkey pardoning in front of his two daughters. president obama spared two birds, caramel and popcorn. they were part of an online contest to determine which should not be eaten. caramel took the top spot. the president pardoned the other. this is hanukah, a jewish holiday known as "festival of lights." it's the first time since 1888 that hanukah and thanksgiving came at the same time. it will not happen again for 70,000 years. in washington d.c. the 8-day holiday began with the lighting of the national menorah on the south lawn of the white house. >> the affordable care act is taking a hit. the white house announced the online platform for small business registration will not be ready as planned. small groups of employees will have to sign up but will have to go through insurance agents, not the web. mike viqueira has the story. >> it's not quite the catastr
, thanks so much for coming on al jazeera america. we appreciate it. >> i appreciate it too. happy holidays to everyone. >> finally, the christmas tree arrived in washington today. first allocated michelle obama and her two daughters came to see the tree. we hope that everyone is having a great holiday. are back with weather next. >> and now, a techknow minute... >> after all the snow, the ice, the freezing rain, now we have a couple of days to relax and enjoy some quiet weather. in fact for thanksgiving day, almost all of the united states was pretty quiet. which is fairly unique considering it's not often we get thanksgiving and hanukkah the first day together. we have that nice weather and now we're bracing ourselves. of course we are bracing ourselves. storm coming into western washington, not pushing in until sunday. but saturday looks like the best long distance traveling driving home so we've got some areas of rape that have developed around western washington but the ultimate heavy rain hit really comes in on sunday and that's why there's a flood watch in effect. good news is, a lot
. >> a multi player conflict valving an unnamed group. >> thank you. a research are on thailand with the human watch group, joining us from bangkok. >> in a few short hours of the obama administration is set to give a report on films to the troubled heath care website. reporters will be briefed at 9am eastern. they'll talk about the result of a 5-week examination of the website, trying to make it user friendly and bug free. it is back online after going on and now it should work for most people. >> we are on track to have a significantly different user experience by the end of this month. that was our commitment. >> but while the white house promises a smoothly running website, weeks of negative publicity takes a toll on the president. >> it started with a promise of affordable health care. >> through the marketplace you can get health insures for the equivalent of your cell phone bill. technical failures turned into political disaster. healthcare.gov - the same day saw talks with the government shutdown. people faced long waits. broken website and a host of problems. >> a lot of information i
energy work. >> thank you mike viqueira reporting from the white house. >>> while the military option is on the table, should the 6-month trial period fail, president obama emphasised that dialogue is the path forward in dealing with iran and its nuclear program. >> world powers have recognised iran's nuclear rights. the islamic republic of iran innately enjoys this right and this right has been granted to all the signatories by the mtp. >> some iranians believe the agreement is a bad deal. here is a look at what tehran gets. the sanctions held against it lighten up on gold and metal exports and car industry. that will potentially provide rain with $1.5 billion. sales of iranian oil will be heavily restricted. iranian students - they'll get tew irn assistance from their government. hassan rouhani is calling the deal a victory. he added that iran's enrichment activities will continue same as the past. >> israel calls it a mistake. officials say rain pose as threat. let's bring in our correspondent mike hanna. good morninging. israel is describing the deal as an historic mistake. why is
to develop a nuclear weapon. president obama has indicated that if iran doesn't keep up its side of the bargain, that they can ratchet up the pressure very, very quickly. del. >> lisa, thank you very much. >> many iranians happy about the deal, saying they hope it helps the country emerge from years of economic isolation. crowds took to the streets of iran after hearing the news. >> many in tehran stayed up all night, thousands making their way to the airport, giving a hero'sble come to the prime minister, hailing him as an ambassador for peace. vile's prime minister saying the deal will make the world a more dangerous place. president obama telephoned netanyahu. but netanyahu calling the deal a historic mistake. for more, we are joined from jerusalem now. world leadiers describing this as a breakthrough, but some say it is not that, including israel. who's right, who's wrong? >> at the end of the day, the relationship will survive and two sides agree to disagree. there's a huge amount of tension right now. there's an ideological difference here. the u.s. has signed a deal that f
at the moment. >> joining us live from bangkok, thank you very much. >> immigration incident resulted. >> people held there. >> that's exactly what we're talking about. >> we'll tell you why president obama got an unexpected earful from hecklers. >> a supreme court showdown over birth control. should companies with religious objections be forced to pay for the pill. >> in ohio, accusations over a rape case cover up. officials now facing serious charges there. power of the people until we restore our freedoms and r >> welcome back to aljazeera america, i'm del walters, just ahead, president obama sends a message to hecklers who disrupted his speech on immigration reform. >> first, let's find out how wet and cold it's going to be where you are or where you're headed with nicole mitchell. >> temperatures are actually going to be on the rise for the east coast as low pressure moves northward, funneling in the warm air. closer to the great lakes, it will be snow. we've gone up into the 50's in savanna versus 30's in atlanta. the warm air will spread fortward aba lot of 40's along the coastline. tempe
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